Pathways is one of the largest national providers of accessible, outcome-based behavioral and mental health services. At Pathways, we deliver exceptional value by creating healthier communities through the work of exceptional people. We proudly serve more than 55,000 unique clients and nearly 17 million individuals who qualify for services under our contracts.
Pathways is seeking an innovative and purpose driven individual to join our team as Substance Abuse Counselor at our Wasco location. This position is full-time.
SUMMARY Manages and coordinates the substance abuse clinical/program modalities. Participates in program structure/design with therapeutic supervisor and provides clinical evaluation, treatment planning and individual and group counseling.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND REQUIREMENTS • Provides individual, family and group counseling to adults and adolescents with substance abuse problems • Determines causal relationship between substance addiction, socio-economic factors and personality traits • Designs and implements treatment plans identifying goals to be achieved • Coordinates with other treatment team members when specialized services required • Works cooperatively with community agencies in the coordination of rehabilitation services for clients • Counsels family members of clients to provide emotional support and provide information • Reviews case records and refers clients to medical or psychiatric services as appropriate • Leads client group utilizing accepted therapy mode, group therapy techniques and basic skills training • Participates in utilization review activities • Participates in the evaluation of counseling methods for the effective treatment of substance abuse related problems • Prepares correspondence and reports as required • Properly documents client’s progress on charts • Assists in coordinating and synchronizing substance abuse and service plan issues • Meets with clinicians to report observations and reactions to clients and to review clients progress • Identify and build upon the strengths of consumers, coworkers, and the communities we serve. • Support consumers’ steps towards Recovery and Wellness. • Create an organizational culture that respects and celebrates the diversity of our consumers. • Value learning as an ongoing process that enables us to better service our consumers and establishes our leadership in the industry. • Research and utilize our industry’s best practices and analyze our own services to ensure the best possible outcomes.
• Requires a current Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor in California. • Community clinic, psychiatric hospital or residential placement experience required and knowledge of rehabilitation philosophy preferred. • Strong interpersonal skills, good written and verbal communication skills, and organization skills required. • Several years’ experience as a Substance Abuse Counselor. Knowledge of rehabilitation philosophy required. • Basic typing and PC skills required.
Internal Number: 802181
About Pathways of California
Pathways, previously Providence Human Services is one of the largest national providers of accessible, outcome-based behavioral and mental health services. Clients and partners of Providence Human Services can expect the same great service and offerings through Pathways, and we look forward to continuing to work together. At Pathways, we deliver exceptional value by creating healthier communities through the work of exceptional people. Our more than 8,000 employees provide the highest-quality home- and community-based social services and non-emergency transportation services in 44 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, Canada. We proudly serve more than 54,000 unique clients and nearly 17 million individuals who qualify for services under our contracts.Pathways was founded in 1997 in response to increasing government initiatives to privatize human services. We describe ourselves as the “Human Services Company Without Walls” because we neither own nor operate any type of institution. Rather, we specialize in providing direct services and case management to children, adolescents and adults with behavioral and medical health needs, as well as tho...se supervised by government subsidized programs, in their homes or through community-based resources. Our programs are designed to be multi-jurisdictional; capable of serving numerous clients under government funded programs.Pathways offers a full spectrum of social service and behavioral health solutions, including Youth & Family Services, Adult Services, Correctional Services and Prevention Services. Within each area, clients have access to a broad range of social and behavioral services to meet their needs. Pathways provides a focused approach to managing the medical, behavioral and social needs of potentially high-cost healthcare consumers with chronic conditions and complex social challenges. Healthcare providers today are incentivized more than ever before to deliver the highest-quality, patient-centered care that results in optimal outcomes, reduced re-admissions and lower costs. Achieving the most efficient and effective model for accountable care benefits significantly from collaborating with the right service partners.